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March 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Modernize FOIA



Open Government A draft bipartisan bill announced on Tuesday would “mandate a single online portal for all Freedom of Information Act requests across government,” according to an article in NextGov.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Video: Join POGO in Celebrating Sunshine Week



Danille Brian on Sunshine Week 2013 Watch the video with POGO's Danielle Brian to get caught up on the big open government victories from last year and some of the challenges ahead.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Lili Shirley

5 Great Online Tools for Mining Public Records



Paper Stack Thanks to our open records laws, you can find a treasure trove of information on the web—everything from details about publically traded companies to where stimulus funds are going.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Transparency Advocates Span the Political Spectrum



Open Government To kick off Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of all things open government, we’d like to point you to a great story in The Washington Examiner about how transparency advocates can be found across the political spectrum.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 20, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

House Oversight Committee Takes a Stand on FOIA



Open Government Representatives Issa and Cummings demand answers from the Justice Department on government-wide FOIA policy and practices.

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Topics: Open Government

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